Vermillion County

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Vermillion

Vermillion County is named for the Vermilion River which flows through the county, and “vermilion” is the color of the red bluffs along the river, and the spelling has an extra “l” to distinguish it from the Illinois county that it adjoins.

 

Created:  January 2, 1824 

County Seat: 

Newport  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newport  

 

Location:  225 South Main Street / Market Street

Built:  1923 – 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  John F Bayard of Vincennes and Halbert L Fillinger of Dana

Contractor:  John N Good of Columbus.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east entrance is framed with stone and recessed. Four half columns divide recessed windows on the second and third stories. Above the roof line on each side of the building is a clock.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warren County

E – Fountain County and Parke County

S – Vigo County

W – Edgar County, Illinois and Vermilion County, Illinois

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008